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Improved Basic Services in Western Anbar

Western Anbar communities see improved basic services with the completion of USAID-funded projects The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are pleased to announce the reopening of five facilities in western Anbar to provide essential services to more than 210,000 residents. UNDP rehabilitated these facilities with funding from […]

UNDP Restores Essential Services in Western Anbar

Six new facilities providing basic services to 230,000 residents in western Anbar have officially opened thanks to a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq, the Governorate of Anbar, and the international community. The facilities, completed under UNDP's Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), were inaugurated as part of a UNDP Iraq visit to Heet, Haditha, Anah, Rawa, Qaim and […]

US and Iran "Face Off" in Former Extremist-Held Town

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Locals in Al Qaim, Anbar, worry that the current stable security situation can’t last. It’s being upheld by US troops and Iran-allied militias, whose antipathy toward one another is becoming […]

Investment Opportunity: Borders Crossing Points

The General Commission for Border Crossings in coordination with the National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced the investment opportunities of establishing high-standards border crossings in the following points: Al- Waleed crossing point Rabeaa crossing point AL- Muntheriyah crossing point Mandeli crossing point Traibeel crossing point Al- Qaem crossing point According to the following requirements: A […]

Coalition Airstrikes Kill 4 Senior ISIS Leaders

Coalition airstrikes killed four senior Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders in the past three weeks, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced today. "The removal of these key terrorists disrupts ISIS' weapons engineering activities and their ability to recruit and train terrorists," officials said in a statement. "It also reduces their […]

Key Town Retaken amid Regional Power Plays

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Key Iraqi border town retaken amid regional power plays Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi raised the Iraqi flag Nov. 5 after climbing a sandy berm from which Islamic State […]

Video: ISIS takes Key Border Town

From CNN. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. ISIS captured a key town on the border between Iraq and Syria. They now control 70 percent of Anbar province:

Video: Iraq Limits Number of Syrian Refugees

Thousands of Syrians are fleeing the conflict at home to take refuge in neighbouring countries. Jordan has announced it will open a second camp meaning as many as 250,000 refugees could be held in the country. But Iraq, another Syrian neighbour , is now limiting the numbers coming over the border saying it lacks the […]

Iraq Re-Opens Syria Border Crossing to Refugees

By John Lee. Iraq reportedly reopened its main al-Qaim border crossing with Syria to refugees on Tuesday, having closed it for several weeks, but it continues to deny entry to single men under the age of 50. A spokesman for the displacement and migration ministry told AFP that 150 people had crossed from Syria on […]

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Al-Qaim Border Crossing with Syria Closed

By John Lee. Iraqi forces have closed the Al-Qaim border checkpoint with Syria with a three-metre concrete wall, Xinhua reports. Syrian rebels waged fierce battles with regime troops in the town of Albu Kamal [Al-Bukamal] along the Iraqi border, capturing a string of security posts and the local police headquarters. Taking full control of the […]

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Video: Iraq Seals Border Crossings with Syria

By John Lee. Syrian rebels have taken control of one of the country's key border crossings with Iraq, but Syria's neighbour has sealed off its end of the crossing and is not allowing refugees to pass through. Iraq has sent an army division to guard the border post, as the war-weary country grows increasingly concerned […]